Lauren (lollypopgl82) wrote,

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The Start of my Senior Year

So I am back at school and have been for about 2 1/2 weeks. I've been very busy and now I am procrastinating and updating this :O) You should all feel special that I chose this way to procrastinate!

Anyways... I guess a lot has happened in the past month since I last updated. My last day of work came and went. I loved working with those ladies. They thought of themselves as being bitchy but really they're just saracastic and rather funny. On my last day of work, I ended up being there for about 13 hours. Go me! But the ladies took me out for a farewell lunch and gave me a pretty musical thing that had a quote on it I like. In fact, I'll put it as my quote of the day. Everyone said they'd miss me and told me that I could come back anytime that I wanted to come back. So yay for me! I also was told I could use a few people there as references. I think that job was a great job for me to start into my field and I enjoyed it.

As for that trip to Gettysburg... it didn't happen. My friend that I was suppose to go with ended up not being able to go because of personal family problems. In which case, much of that is still going on. For those that know what is going on, pray for her and her family. Also, this trip would have been more stressful for my mom with what is going on at her work. Maybe some other time!

Let's see... Oh yeah! The BIG event of Gretchen's wedding and bridal shower. Well the bridal shower was nice and quaint. We had it at a nice restaurant up her way and I loved the chicken salad I had. It was delicious! We had a nice sized group of mostly her family and his of about 16 people. Through the bridal shower she also got her honeymoon she wanted and some spending cash while up there :O) After the bridal shower, I went back to her house and got fitted for my bridesmaid's gown. That was fun since I had to stand still on a table in heels. This took a little bit over an hour and if any of you know me you know I can't stand perfectly still and have great posture for that long. Oh well, it was done lol

The wedding was this past weekend and that was very hectic. I had to leave school and miss a few classes on Friday in order to get up there to do the first stage. The first stage was to get my nails done. I didn't get fake ones put on. I just had them do a french manicure on my normal nails. They looked nice. Gretchen enjoyed the pedicure and manicure and it really helped to calm her down before the church rehearsal and all. We were however a little late for the church rehearsal becuase getting 7 people's nails done takes a while. The reverend wasn't very happy with us being a half hour late. Oh well, I'm sure he got over it. The rehearsal took a long time and it went okay. Before rehearsal I went and got a hotel room so that I wouldn't have to go back and forth between their area and my house. Gretchen also stayed with me so she could have some stress relief and so that Dan couldn't see her before the wedding. After the rehearsal, we got everything ready so in the morning we could just get ready and be done. We also went to Kings to have some dinner and to Walmart to pick up dress socks for the guys. Then we went back to the hotel. We offered to take Gretchen to the bar lol but she just wanted to get some sleep.

The day of the wedding was fun. I'm glad I set 2 alarms since the hotel's alarm went staticy. It was also raining so that was a bit of a downer. But, our first goal was to get mine and Gretchen's hair done. They did mine first. I had a french twist (which if anyone knows my current hair cut... that's a miracle that she got it up that fast) and it looked great with my highlights. Gretchen's hair was half up and half down and looked great. Her's probably took the longest. We then hurried to the church to let the florist in and begin getting everything ready. I later had to go back to the hair place and pick up the other sisters since we running late from all of them getting their hair done. Let's just 10 minutes til 1 and the Bride still wasn't in her gown. BUT we definately got her out there at 1 o'clock and she looked gorgeous! Go us! Everything went off without a hitch during the ceremony. Of course we all screwed up a few times such as the way we were to do seating and getting back up to the front. Oh well, didn't really matter and everything looked beautiful. Gretchen did ask if I would do a reading from 1 Corinthians and so I did. I love the passage I did anyways :O) After the ceremony, we all took pictures and then went to the country club for the reception. We got our introduction down a spiral staircase which with heels is a ton of fun to go down. We had about 1 hour with no rain and so we took photos outside by the gazebo. By the way everyone, I have a ton of photos if anyone wants to see them. The food was great and I had fun dancing with her sisters and everyone. All in all I had a good time. There was only one bad thing that happened and it would be that the some of the groomsmen thought it would be a great idea to tailgate out in the parking lot without running it by the bride. Oops! Oh well, it's done and over with and my stress level has dropped a lot so yay for that.

The other thing big that happened this past month was the start of my senior year in college. I have my own room which I am loving! My classes are okay. I am not very happy that my one teacher had to go on sebatical this semester after having quadruple bypass surgery. But he's fine and that's good. I love my photography course. It's a lot of work but I find it interesting. My People's Republic of China class is going to make me want to poke my eye out but you'll have that sometimes. So far I have had a ton of reading this semester and next week is really the start of the testing.

I also managed to get an hour a day job with the Bio department doing some clerical and purchasing work. I also got 2 notetaker positions for 2 of my classes. So at least I have some extra spending money coming in eventually. Kappa Phi and SIFE have also both started up and are rolling. A lot of other stuff is going or has been going on but I think this is really enough of an update for now. I think it's going to be an interesting semester to say the least. Maybe I'll update again in less than a month this time. Ya know... so it's not this long again!

Quote of the day:
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you will land somewhere among the stars."
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